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... this is al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz live in new york. the growing firestorm over an nba owner's remarks. reaction from his players, the league and even the president. >> the owner is reported to have said some incredibly offensive, racist statements that were published. >> put on display in ukraine, separatists as the u.s. prepares
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to announce new sanctions. two saints, one historic day, the sweeping ceremony at the vatican making popes saints, our nick schifrin is live from rome. plus return to sender, the menace of the mississippi river, now perhaps the best plan to get rid of the dreaded asian carp. ♪ as the owner of the los angeles clippers, donald sterling is one of the most powerful people in professionalspots. tonight he is perhaps the most despised. two days since a shocking racist rant attributed to him has come out. the fallout has been swift. the big question: what happens now? first, an extraordinary protest against him today from his very own players. take a look at this. before their play-off game in oakland, california, players
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turned their warm-up jersey inside out so the la clippers logo wasn't showing. our melissa chan is outside the oracle arena. melissa, a lot of fans equally upset as the players. >> jonathan, you are absolutely right. across the board, every single fan we spoke to has a very similar reaction to those alleged comments by donald sterling. >> to me personally, it sounds ridiculous. he owns a basketball team with nothing but african-american players so, you know, that kind of made him sound like a racist. >> i love the game. i am an nba fan. i am a sports fan. i support my team like i have for the longest time, and whatever he said is his own personal thing. it's not ours. so we love our clippers. >> reporter: really for most of the afternoon, the clippers appear to have had trouble focusing. the team, down by double digits for most of the afternoon and right now, down by 10.
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jonathan? >> reporter: >> not a good day for the clippers. a lot of fans upset. do we have any idea how the nba is going to handle this? >> reporter: that's an excellent question and one problem, of course, is the authenticity of this tape. we simply don't know how long it's going to take or how they are going to be able to authenticate this tape. until we can do that, it's going to be a big problem for the nba in terms of its ability to move opposed on any kind of investigation, but meanwhile, we have kevin johnson, the mayor of sacramento a former nba player and representing the players' association coming out to say he would like to see accountability. >> we are collectively one family, and i am confident that this family will speak together in one voice. there is absolutely no place in the nba family for ignorance, intolerance, reprehensible comments that are unacceptable and not fitting for what this league is all about
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>> reporter: i want to go into a little bit more detail about some of the things that johnson says he would like to see. he certainly would like to see that sterling is no longer allowed to attend any more play-off games for the rest of the season. of course, he wants full accountability, and he wants to see if there are any possibility of the nba sanctioning him. he also said that he liked to see the players' association involved in any decision making and, last of all but certainly not least, he wanted all of this to take place very quickly so the fans can focus on the game and not the negativity. johnan? >> we will see what the nba does with this. melissa chan live in oakland. the story is spreading beyond basketball. president obama reacted strongly to sterling's aged racist remarks and spoke about it today in his visit to malaysia? >> when ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't have to do anything. you just let them talk. >> that's what happened here.
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>> earlier today, i spoke with charles smith, a former l.a. clippers player who said boycotting the team would not be a good idea right now. >> the players have spoken up. this has been -- this is not good for the owners. it's not good for the league, the players, the fans, whether you are black or white, whatever race. this is not good. it's not good for america. so boycotting isn't going to do much. i think the players need to hold on to their personal currency. they don't need to utilize or spend it at this point in time. let the owners and the commissioner do what they do, see what the outcome is and then you can make your next step. >> also, the naacp said sterling should apologize if the commentsr true and saying as the investigation is in progress, we urge the la branch of the naacp to withdraw donald sterling from the honorary list at its upcoming gala. we suggest african-americans and
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latinos should honor his request and not attend the games. now to the crisis in ukraine where the battle for control is playing out on the streets. protesters clashed at opposing rallies in karkieve today. thousands joined a protest supporting ukraine, but police were unable to keep opposing sides completely apart. the mob beat a number of pro-russian demonstrators. meanwhile, pro-russian separatists freedom one observer detained on friday. several others remain in custody. ukrainian forces were put on display for the cameras. barge abephillips has more from near donetsk in eastern ukraine >> reporter: the spoken military observers were paraded before cameras by slovyansk self appointed mayor. they are in no position to complain about what has happened to them. >> we are not prisoners of war. we are the guests of the mayor,
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and treated as such. >> at least they were able to show their families they are alive and well. and later, oneo observer from sweeden was released on grounds of ill health. others have not been treated so kindly. these three men were also captured by pro-russian gun men near slovyansk. ukrainian intelligence officers and this is what they looked like after their interrogation. on the road into slovyansk, the ukrainian army, this is not a town under siege, but the soldiers are working to prevent more weapons from coming in. this is the ukrainian army trying to show that it is in control. but throughout this crisis, it's approach has typically been hesitant and cautious and that's because the government in kiev is very concerned at how russia will respond to any use of force by these men.
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>> in the next town, a demonstration in favor of russia it's a small crowd although they do seem to have some support on the sidelines russians control room the buildings. they had an unexpected visito, once one of members of the jury before he fell out with vladimir putin, now trying to mediate. they call him a traitor and tell him to go away. in donetsk armed pro-russians took over the t.v. station. the ukrainian police, such unreliable allies of the government in kiev stood by and watched it happen. the largest crowds of the day were in the cemeteries. this is the day of the dead, when people go to meet their ancestors' spirits. nat natalia warns her dead relatives and wonders what they would make of all of this chaos
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>> translator: my relatives would be shocked if they could see what is happening. they would say: you have to fight for ukraine. my brother lives in russia, and i live here. i am afraid of war, and a war that my son will be taken into the army. >> she is part of the silent majority that wants peace and their country to stay intact, a majority that feels powerless to stop the drift into conflict. barnaby phillips, al jazeera in eastern ukraine. >> joining me is alexander cooley, a professor at barnard college. thank you for being in today. we appreciate it? >> my pleasure. >> let's talk about what we saw on the report. do you get the sense there is a growing sense of lawlessness in this eastern ukraine? >> yeah, absolutely. lawlessness overlapping authority, different types of militias, rumors of external sponsors, actual external sponsors. the region really is descending in a. an arkans an arkansanarchy.
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>> do you think russia is pulling strings or do you think this is more the work of local activists who are largely doing this on their own? >> i think both. the relationship between them is complicat complicated, special forces operating. sometimes agents are different to control. some of the self-proclaimed mayors, separate tests, even though they might have ties to mosc moscow. both are operating at the same time. >> as to the uncertainty. >> with that in mind, do you expect sanctions? more are expected to come down tomorrow -- to really make a difference in eastern ukraine? >> i think the second wave of sanctions, no. already, we have seen some impact, $70,000,000,000 of capital flight, the russian stockmarket fall about 20% but these are individual sanctions. these are targeted to putin's inner circumstance circle, the
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russian oil company and gasprom. but we haven'gotten to sectoral sanctions yet hitting hard on actually the russian energy sector. >> aren't they applying some pressure to vladimir putin and to the russian economy? >> absolutely, but the pain so far is worth what, you know, the other cost would be in terms of cap itulating to the west. one thing, though, is playing into putin's hands and that is he actually wants to deinternationalalize the russian economy. he doesn't want to depend on visa and mastercard, on these types of financial transactions and economic networks or russian oligarchs operating overseas. this is a way to bring them back home to russia and the sanctions regime gives him an excuse to sort of try and regain control over a lot of agents operating. >> that has not happened yet.
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in the meantime, russia does rely on a lot of other world economies. so do you think if the sanctions are not having the desired effect, what should the west be doing to try to pressure vladimir putin? >> energy sanctions. this is what russia relies on, 50% of its government budget revenues. here we see a real reluctance on european countries' part driven by european energy companies. >> because they get so much natural gas from russia? >> so much and they have a long relationship with gasparotrom. they view it not as one of supply but unrelyability of ukrainian transit. in 2006, 2009, when russia turned off the supply, the reaction they had was to build a direct pipeline from russia to europe, so european energy companies, they view the situation much differently than even some of the governments. >> it would really hurt the
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average european if we started to see sanctions against gasprom and the natural gas companies there? >> to the european t would not be worth sanctioning russia if they were to play double, triple -- pay did you believe, triple for their energy. >> is that why we are seeing china step up to the plate here and possibly become another customer of russia? >> jonathan, the chinese dimension is one of the most neglected angles here already, you had china increasing its economic engagement with russia. but for 10 years now, you have had the stalled gas deal. right? for russia to supply china with about 40 bcm of natural gas and to try to shift away from its dependency on the european market. what i think you will see now is that the russians are going to cap itulate to the chinese in terms of price. you will see a energy deal signed in may because russia needs to signal it has other options beyond europe and it's going to embrace china as this alternative pole of economic
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activity. >> an energy deal between russia and china means what to the west? . >> first of all, less leverage over russia. it means that a strategic partnership that was forged between russia and china is now cemented, literally, with the natural gas pipeline. it means a more of a multi-polar world, especially if, as is rumored, the deal is priced in euro, wan or rubal, non-dollar kurns sees. >> if china is picking up the slack, europe is not interested in shutting off the gas, what other options does the west have to try to push back against putin? >> the west doesn't have a whole lot of effective options beyond these tools. >> how does this end? >> in terms of a new regional order as we have seen in the former soviet space. this is absolutely revolutionary. it is destablizing the post-cold
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war order, but it is still a regional situation. this is about russia's hogemy, pushing back against the west, all of the tools whether et cetera eu trade arrangements or ng ngos acting like special forces, the way putined accused them to. this is a line in the sand that literally russia will redraw boundaries if it has to. >> alexander cooley with barnard college, thank you for coming in today and your insight? >> my pleasure. experts say more than 92% of syria's chemical weapons have been destroyed even though syria missed a deadline to destroy chemicals in accessible locations. >> could lead to another missed deadline in june for the removal of all of the chemical weapons. >> we are talking basically of the remaining 7 and a half, 8% of reps material that is currently still until country in one particular site, six and a half, roughly needs to be removed. a small percentage is to be destroyed regardless in country
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that can be done. >> experts say they must get to 12 chemical weapons facilities inside syrisyria. on holocaust rememberance day, a gesture to israel from makmud abbas in an about-face, he acknowledged the holocaust saying what happened to the juice is the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era. he expressed his quote sympathy and mary other innocent people who were killed by the nazis itionis chocked that to damage control after the palestinians aligned with hamas and peace talks were de-railed? >> the difficulty is to reconcile that statement that president abbas is making a few days after he embraces hamas that denies the holocaust and calls for perpetrating another holocaust against the 6 million juice of the state of israel. president abbas has to decide whether he wants a packet with
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hamas or peace with israel. >> there is much more ahead here on al jazeera america, including day of four popes. [ music ] . >> two bear witness to two named as saints. a historic moment at the vatican. we will take you there live. at the bottom of the hour, preparing for another round of elections in iraq. the political corruption some candidates say they are fighting to end. [ grunting ]
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xfinity on demand. all the latest episodes. all included with your service. it's like hi-fiving your eyeballs. xfinity...the future of awesome. pope john xxiii and john paul ii have been named saints. more than half a million people gathered in saint peter's square for the ceremony today. many traveled far and waited for hours before police opened the square early this morning. pope francis declared the two new saints men of courage. it is the first time in the history of the catholic church two popes have become saints at once. john paul ii died a few years ago and the fastest pope to be
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can onized in 200 years. pope benedict who retired last year looked on as pope francis presided over the ceremony. for more on this special occasion, we turn to nick schifrin live in rome. nick, it was quite a ceremony today >> reporter: jonathan, it was a day of firsts. it was a day of celebration for two titans of the roman catholic church's 20th century history. also, a day of opportunity that pope francis took to send a message of unity in the church and another of personal striving both for all of the faithful who were in the square today and for the church, itself. >> in fronts after million faithful, an ancient ceremony became one of the catholic church's most modern moments. never before has the church
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sainted two popes at once. never before have two living popes publicly celebrated mass together. never before have this many people made the pilgrimage to rome in saint peter's square. with a single statement, pope francis canonized two popes who had remarkable influence with remarkably different papacies. for today's 1 bill i don't believe catholics, john xxiii and john paul ii. >> a lot of people come here looking for hope or meaning and expressing their faith they are respond to go a call of john paul ii who said, do not be afraid and turn to god and have faith. >> andreas knows that call well. he first arrived in rome as a 20-year-old swiss guard. since the 15th century, the guards have been responsible for the pope's security. when andreas first met john paul, he was diagnostic?
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>> i came here primarily because i thought being a body guard was about the coolest thing you could do. >> changed once i started to meet john paul. i wi i would see him pray and i started to feel differently. somebody brings a peace about them. it made me want to pray, too. >> john paul taught andreas that faith didn't have to be difficult or complicated. it could helpful phil him. >> what he talked about was how i was made for ex lens and that my faith could help me fly like an eagle, you know, to soar to the heights. >> today, pope francis echoed and expanded that message. john paul ii is often seen as conservative. john xxiii is progressive. canonizing them together, francis argued both had the same goal. >> they cooperated with the holy spirit in renewing and updating the church in keetching with her pristine features -- in keep with her pristine features.
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>> the canonization ceremonies remain the same for more than a century. john paul's blood, a piece of john xxiii's skin were presented as realics. they remind everyone to be a saint is to be human. we are meant for this. we are created to become saints so we need to understand a holy life isn't that far off. >> there are critics of today's dual canonization, but for these faithful, today was unprecedented ceremony: two popes, two saints, and 2000 years and the church has never done this before >> reporter: those pilgrims in the front row waited 12 hours to get there. they said jonathan, early this
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morning, they said it was well worth it. absolutely the first time this has happened and we fear it may never happen. >> with the pageantry and there is some criticism inside and outside the church. >> yeah. absolutely. when you talk about inside the church, you are talking about the specifics of the canonization. john palm ii as you mentioned, the fastest canonization of any pope in the church's modern history. a lot of people saying this is too fast. john xxiii actually never performed the second michelle. propfrantions waving that and saying these saints aren't saintly enough. outside the church, sex abuse, in the states especially. you have a lot of people questioning whether john paul should be a saint, especially this quickly. a lot of critics who are here in rome to protest this canonization saying anybody who
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conceals sin is no saint. they accuse john paul of know being this sexual abuse and concealing the people who were perpetrating it. today, on a day like this, how historic this was, those voices of dissent really were out numbered by the almost million people who will filled saint peter square. >> a million people and am billion more cathlics across the world. nick schifrin, thank you. throughout the world, catholics are celebrating the newly canonized popes. john terrett has more in newark, new jersey >> reporter: american catholics have been building up to this day for many months. pope john paul ii and pope john xxiii, the newest saints? >> i think it's amazing because i never thought i would live in a time where i would actually be able to relate to pope john paul ii and actually see him can onized as a saint. so i think it's great that view is espoused by the majority of american
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catholics. many expressed love for john paul ii remembering his multiple visits to america in his 27 years as pope. so some say the elevation of john paul ii is too soon and they point to his role in the church section abuse scandal saying he did little to help the victims and protected ped file priests. >> those against john paul's elevation say they feel ignored and disrespected by rome. many, however, seem excited if not overjoyed by his saint pood. this woman's mom told her to get in the church? >> you have to go. you have to go because i haven't been in church in at least at that couple of weeks. she is like please make it in for me this morning. my mom in haiti, she was watching it as well. >> i prayed to the lord. i pray to the virgin mary.
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cathy liksz believe if you pray to the saints, they often as not will help you. many in america remember with great affection one. john terrett. >> in the hometown of pope john paul ii in poland people waved the national flag. is a screen was set up so they could watch that? >> i am really proud of this. it is a good feeling. i think our pope re pre-sentence very well our country. >> in honor of the pol polish. >> are finding ways to celebrate. in mexico city t people can see personal items of john paul ii. where john paul made frequent
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trips, catholics gave the late pope special recognition in brazil, cathedrals held somber services in his honor. >> priests throughout argentina, pope frannis's country devoted masses to new saints. >> i am sol grateful. he has been a very good pope and a very well-loved pope by everybody. >> finally, in the philippines, children celebrated with a parade reenacting today's ceremony. a boy dressed as pope francis road through the streets in a replica of the pope mobile surrounded by children carrying flags. >> still ahead here on al jazeera america, voters in iraq getting ready to go to the polls. the basic needs some say the government is not meeting and what they want done. also, dangerous weather striking the plains. who can expect more severe weather in the coming days?
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this half hour: while the nba playoffs get underway things are heating up off of the court. anger is growing over alleged racist remarks made by donald sterli sterling. sdmrfrnling another clash among supporters in karkiev. a number of people were hurt by a pro-ukraine mob. it comes after pro-russia militias kidnapped and put on display special officers. >> two popes were named saints today at the vatican. thousandses traveled to italy to celebrate john xxiii and john paul ii. violence in iraq is increasing aedz of elections. at least 10 people were killed by a car bomb in baghdad. wednesday's election will be the first national parliamentary e elections since the u.s. pulled out in between but in the oil-rich region of bazra, it the
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lack of necessities are troubling many. charles stratford has more >> reporter: making tea for her family, a simple pleasure, you would think. it's not as uncomplicated as it looks. the water from the taps across this city is undrinkable and it's been like this in bazra for decades. >> you can never drink it. it's salty, and if you wash your face, your eyes burn. the children get stomach ache. some days we don't even wash. you can't even wash before prayer. >> she said life was better before. >> we lived a good life in the '60s. it's not like that for the children now. as the situation changed, we were changed, too. >> nebras is the father of the house. forced to leave the police force after he suffered a blood clot to the brain three years ago. he says he pays his bills but the water is still bad, the daily electricity blackouts continue and he can't afford the
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medical treatment he needs. >> my life is dark. i can't explain my feelings. we have poor electricity and the water is foul and polluted. en the daylight is dark in my life. >> basra could be one of the richest cities in the world, around three-quarters of iraq's estimated 141 billion barrels of crude oil lie under the ground in this region. basrah's budget in 2012 was $3,000,000,000, money for water, sewerage and electricity infrastructure. most people have given up waiting for the promises to be kept and they want to know where the cash goes. >> reporter: people in this neighborhood in basrah and many others across the city have never had potable drinking water from their taps. >> that's despite repeated promises from the local authorities. one of the reasons they say is because the corruption. >> abdullah latif is a candidate. he says the government doesn't
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give enough money towards basic infrastructure projects. >> translator: when the central government gives local government money, the stealing starts. the corruption we suffer here in basrah is like in a lot of cities in iraq. >> pro-government politicians say the country is still struggling with the legacy of saddam hussein but the battle against corruption can be won. in the time of saddam hussein, he concentrated on killing our spirit. there are procedures being taken against corruption and we expect results soon. >> for unnabras and her granddaughter who walk to fill their bucket with fresh water twice a day, the fruits of basrah's oil well and iraq's new democratic system must seem a long way away. iraqis were able to vote
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earlier. the former prime minister was among them. he criticized the negative atmosphere of the elections. >> this is a simple kind of e elections. i can categorize it by an election which is not worthy, not up to the standards of the iraqi people, but this is the only way for change in iraq. and i call upon all of the iraqis to go to the ballot boxes to cast their vote and change the current situation. >> more than 9,000 candidates are competing for 328 seats. more now from jordan >> reporter: iran's 150,000 iraqis living in jordan started voting on sunday. they also have monday to cast their vote before polls open in iraq on wednesday. now, many of these voters have been living in jordan for several years. some even decades. international observers say voter turnout abroad could be
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lower than previous elections because the security situation in iraq has not improved notably to allow iraqis living in exile to return to their country. but most of the people you see here feel that their vote matters and want to have a say in their country's future, even if they don't plan to return to iraq any time soon. >> this has been defined in iraq, that the best way for every change and for a peaceful political process and for peaceful development in iraq. it is through the ballot or through elections or through voting. and this is what we are doing. now, we believe in the democratic process. >> three are 14 polling centers across jordan, most of which are in the capital where the vast majority of iraqis reside. this is the third time iraqis living in exile participate in their country's election from
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jordan since 2005. now, we are told there are hundreds of election observers from three different organizations who will monitor the transparency of this election and we are told the ballot boxes will be transported to baghdad on monday evening where they will be checked against iraqi government's records he will generally iraqi voters living abroad. >> they cast their ballots in iran. many were forced out in the 1980s and fled to iran. some hope a new parliament will help them reclaim property taken by saddam hussein. ex patriots can vote today and tomorrow. for more, join us at 8:30 eastern, 5:30 pacific for our regular segment, "the week ahea ahead" president obama is in malaysia on the third leg of the asian trip. it is the first visit to the country by an american president since 1966. today, met with the prime minister and defended malaysia's
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fruitless efforts to find missing flight 370. mike viqueira has the story >> reporter: after weeks of criticism and suspicion that he and his government haven'shared all they know in the search for missing flight 370, the prime minister got a public boost from president obama? >> the united states and other it countries have found the malaidsian government eager for assistance, have been fully forthcoming with us in terms of the information they have. >>. ajib's government is under fire for human rights' record with charges of systematic abuse by police and government targeting of basis. president obama defended najib and his. ? >> the fact i haven't met with mr. amwar is not i candictive of
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our lack of concern. there are a lot of people i don't meet with and opposition leaders i don't meet with. >> he will send susan rice to meet with amwar. najib insists he has pushed through reform. >> you should not under estimate or diminish whatever we have done. >> as it has throughout his trip, the crisis in ukraine hung over the president's stop in malaysia. the u.s. and allies have threatened sanctions on broad sect orders of the russieconomy some balking. mr. obama said the u.s. won't go it alone. >> we are going to be in a stronger position to deter mr. putin when he sees that the world is unified and the united states and europe is unified rather than this is just a u.s. russian conflict. >> mike viqueira, traveling with the president in malaysian. south korea's prime minister has resigned over his government's handling of the ferry sinking.
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it's the highest ranking official to lose his job in the wake of that disaster. vict victims' relatives say the government did not do enough to rescue or protect passengers. >> the right thing for me to do is take responsibility and resign. on behalf of the government, i apologize from many problems from the prevention of the accident to the early handling of the disaster. the search continues for the people miss, blood weather for 12 hours slowed recovery. the coast guard was able to get back to the ship. more than 300 people are dead or missing. >> severe weather is threatening several plains states this afternoon. topics watches are in effect. this is from the town of odessa, homes and cars damaged by severe storms. it's not clear if a tornado touched down. it looks like it. strong winds and hail were reported in that area. rebecca, it's been day after day of these strong storms.
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>> in some places, it had the eye out for strong storms didn't see any in the last two days. that is our biggest concern in the midwest today because already, we have had seven tornados reported in the midwest. primarily in iowa and nebraska. as we look at the radar right now, live, you can see a line of thunderstorms, very strong thunderstorms. these are the storms producing that tornado warning that's been popping off and on for several of our states. now, it's not just this line of thunderstorms that we are watching either. if you look closely at the radar, there is a counter clo counter-clockwise circulation coming in behind it across kansas and nebraska. that's our center of low pressure and that, itself, can cause additional strong storms and some of the same places overnight tonight. those storms overnight can be the most deadly because that's when you are in bed asleep and not so much aware of what's happening. storm damage shows tornado reports, iowa, nebraska, primary areas for those particular
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storms. otherwise, flash flooding, hail and powerful wind gusts. then we start to look at these tornados tornado warnings that are popping up and we are beginning to see them go farther to the east. currently looking at tornado warnings in arkansas, also for mississippi. here is something you don't see very often, though, and that is an ice storm warning north of where our tornado warnings are going on. it's cold to the west right now. >> cold air coming in is bringing until concern for minnesota and wisconsin. we will eyeball this area for slick roadways and sidewalks as we get through the day tomorrow. temperatures dropping by 30 to 40 degrees that's part of what is calling a royaling atmosphere. call it the spring swing. we are trying to get nature to balance itself out, another thing that happens when we get the balance trying to happen is gusty winds. we have had a 56 mile per hour
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wind gust in lubbock. high wind warnings for these powerful gusts where we have them in southwest arizona, they are tracking through texas now. so, an active day out there, jonathan. we will keep an eye on it and talking about what we are going to see for tomorrow and the week ahead. >> active day, ice and toranados. thanks, rebecca. nique here on al jazeera america, making a comeback, the reason doctors are seeing more and more cases of the mumps. plus the asian carp spreading l through the lakes and rivers of america. what some companies are doing to get rid of them.
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take a new look at news. mumps appear to be making a comeback. the disease almost wiped out by vaccines is returning to some college campuses. al jazeera randy rosgen has
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more. >> jane roberts is required to wear a mask so she doesn't give anyone her mumps. the truth is, she doesn't want us to see her swollen face? >> i didn't know how painful it was going to be. it is the worst pain i have ever experienced, swelling. >> since jane has been told to stay away from classes, her professors have given her an extension on work. she has been order today stay in her apartment for five days, not that she has wanted to come out. >> i feel light-headed. it's hard to lift my head off of the pillow. where did she get the mumps? from her roommate, judy, who got it from her boyfriend and his roommate. >> at that time, neither knew they were infection. they were touching everything, not protecting themselves with masks. >> that's what's typical of the mumps. judy wound up giving the virus to jane and to a friend and to her own sister before judy, herself, started showing her symptoms? >> i felt really bad, really, really bad. >> around the country, mumps outbreaks are reportin four sta wisconsin, ohio, new york and new jersey.
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the worst of it is here in and around the campus of ohio state university in columbus where close to 300 people have come down with the mumps and the school is now offering mumps vaccinations and at uw madison, this is the first outbreak of mumps since 2008 >> i think we were thinking this is trouble. it's come our way and we are, you know, we have said throughout this that we expect to see more cases. >> like most states, wisconsin requires a mumps vaccination for children and since 1989, requires a second shot once those kids are about to enter college. >> in all the "t's" wisconsin kamingsz, every student that got it had already gotten both vaccinations. the question is: why? some people ulose their immunit? is it the vaccine? some other issue? i don't think we know that. >> robert says the vaccine, even two of them is only about 88% effective. he expects the number of cases to trail off as students leave for summer break but no one knows for sure what's caused the
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latest outbreak. in most cases t causes flu-like stems for about a week but it can cause deadly swelling of the brain and infertility in men. >> i am not worried about it. i haven'heard of anyone gotten sick yet. so, i guess i am a little bit in denial. >> believe it or not, jane and judy's other roommate isn't too worried either. >> we are friends. we don't try to avoid her but we still do, you know. >> there is no cure for mumps once you've got it. no specific treatments. but the good news for judy and jane? getting it once pretty much guarantees you will never get it again. andy rosgen, al jazeera, madsen, wisconsin. >> this weekend on al jazeera america, we continue our critically acclaimed original series "borderland" falling it migrants fleeing central america including a more traveling with her 9-year-old daughter. here is a preview. >> as rumors spread that the base will leave in the morning, my grant did scrambled to claim
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a spot. for women, riding the death train is a desperate last resort. many purchase contraceptive injections accepting rape and sexual assault is the horrific price they must pay for a new life. honduran brenda is preparing to take the death train with her 9-year-old daughter. >> there are a lot of migrants out here, primarily men, not many women. so, of course, as a woman, you know, i definitely wanted to speak to a mom. when i saw she was a mom, we ended up talking, her daughter, beautiful, smiling, bright eyes. >> are you and your daughter going to take this train? >> translator: why are you leaving? is it bad or is it just family? >> she has a 9-year-old daughter from honduras. she is going to make this, the
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same journey claud bennett made. the only difference is with a 9-year-old. >> why would you do this? you are about the same age as someone that we met her family and she never made it. so, it makes me sad to know that we are standing here talking to you and you are about to do the same thing she did but with your daughter. [speaking in spanish.]. >> as you are walking through the dessert and you can't make it, would you turn around and come back? >> [speaking spanish.] >> i totally understand but in that desert, you are sacrificing. i have been in that dessert and i couldn't make it an hour and i
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can't see a child walking through. i can't see it. but please, if you feel tired, just stop. there are people there that can help you. [speaking spanish.]. >> so, you are putting your 9-year-old on a train where she could die. she could get raped. she can't sleep on that train. what if she dies? and her daughter lives? she wants this american dream so damn bad and it's not that great. these people believe is america is just a -- it's a great country. i love my country, but it's hard work. it takes dedication. nothing is handed to you. >> powerful show. you can see rest of "borderland" at 9:00 p.m. eastern as well as midnight eastern. still ahead here, marking 20
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years since the end of apartheid, how south africans are remembering the vote that changed their nation. fighting fish, how one kentucky hopes to make millions off of the asian carp.
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the problem is the asian carp. al jazeera's john hendron tells us about an inventive solution. >> what do you do when an invasive species over whelms american waterways? for two rivers fisheries is earn millions sending them back to china and credit for removing a nuisance fish. >> last year, we export half a million pounds. this year, we are going to enlarge the numbers for export. at the same time, we also are marketing in the u.s. for sure, we will cut down the numbers. >> the massive aidsian carp first arrived here in kentucky in the 1970s and 80s to control algae in fisherie ponds. frequent floods overwhelmed them
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and took them into the waterways including the mississippi rivers. they are bounding out of lakes across the midwest. one broke darrell butler's ribs. >> it jumped in the boat and hit my ribs. they are dangerous. they are increasing by numbers every year. they have even took over all of the small lakes and they are too big, too boney and too foreign for many american's taste, earning $0.10 a point. the ever present carp are beginning to catch on, george capelian uses a bow and arrow. >> carp in this country is kind of a dirty word. in europe and asia, it's a delicacy but over here, people just don't know. they are used to their big macs and french fries and they don't want to, you know, explore other opportunities. >> for most fish, there are limited seasons when you can reel them in. there is nothing fish and wildlife officials would like better than to depleat the stocks of asian carp so you can
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reel them in as these fishermen are doing year 'round. >> we are trying to feed people and, also, employ people in a community that needs -- that needs employment. >> it does have more bones than other species do. but it's really good. people need to try it. it's really delicious. >> with the first of the invasive critters appearing in the great lakes watershed, no one is worried about overfishing asian carp in america except perhaps two rivers fisherie. john hendron, paduka, kent tuck e. >> buried treasurer in the new mexico desert. 728,000 copies of et, it's considered one of the worst video games of all time. it was so bad, in fact, atari dumped the game cartridges in a land phil hoping they were never seen again. film makers followed up on the rumors of the games. yesterday, they dug them up,
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found some of the buricked copies. they spent nearly a year striking what can only be described as "nerd gold." i am jonathan betz. i will see you at 8:00 p.m. eastern, 5:00 p.m. pacific with another hour of news. ♪ it is man versus machine. high-frequent i traders turning america's stock market upside down. i will show you how high-frequency trade can go give some an unfair advantage over the average invest tour. i'll show you want technology that can turn mere milliseconds in to hundreds of millions of dollars. plus a look at the young brains behind the computers caree creag flash trades and what regular lasers going to do about it. we are going to
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